This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, features Seain Cook, one of the funniest personalities in the entire sport of beach volleyball – or just volleyball as a whole – who is also, despite what his Instagram might lead you to believe, a very, very good player. Had it not been for his own partner, Cody Caldwell, Cook would have been the 2023 Most Improved Player, after a season in which he won both the Waupaca and Laguna Beach Tour Series events and finished third at the Manhattan Beach Open.
We had, as you could guess, a hilarious conversation with Seain, covering his 2023 season, as well as:
- What improvements he saw in his game from 2022 to 2023
- What in the world happened in his 21-6 loss to Trevor Crabb and Theo Brunner – and how Trevor added salt to the wound at 20-6
- Why he is now beginning a new three-year cycle as a player
- How he is almost (almost!) officially a U.S. citizen and might one day be able to compete for USA Volleyball
Lots of laughs in this one, and plenty of love taps at our good friend Jake Urrutia.